Area parks to receive upgrades

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 16, 2002

Several parks in and around Greenville hopefully will receive some improvements this year based on the discussion at Monday's meeting of the Greenville City Council.

"The insurance company has recommended that some of the playground equipment be replaced," said Milton Luckie, director of Public Works. "Some have already been torn down, and we are looking at purchasing new playground equipment."

The council, along with Luckie, then discussed the purchase of new playground equipment for Dunbar, Beeland and Garfield parks. In addition, they discussed the estimated cost of renovations at Day Park Dixie Youth League Complex.

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In other news, the council authorized installation of six street lights on Tiger Drive leading to Greenville High School and approved the addition of the charges to the city's street light billing with Alabama Power Company. The recommendation came from Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram who said, "For safety's sake, we need that many."

The council also: authorized bids to be let for the bulk purchase of unleaded gasoline and on-road diesel fuel, a fuel depot system, beaver control, and for the purchase of concrete and asphalt;

authorized the transfer of $3,118.04 from finance miscellaneous to fire department outlay for fire hose;

authorized the mayor to renew pound services contract with the Butler County Commission for city's housing of the county's stray animals at $750 per month;

selected Mayor Dexter McLendon as the voting delegate for 2002 Alabama League of Municipalities annual convention with Councilmembers James Lewis and Jeddo Bell as alternates;

introduced an ordinance to amend a zoning ordinance for the airport expansion project, which will be heard at 5 p.m. on Feb. 25 at a public hearing;

authorized the mayor to make application on behalf of the city for a 2002 federal deparment of transportation appropriation for the airport project;

approved an expenditure to Sunbelt Fire Apparatus for $3,118. 01 for fire hose;

approved an expenditure to Pro-Sol for $1,200 for a one ton fish pond fertilizer for Sherling Lake.